Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral candidates will participate in a live debate on May 13 at the Comcast Technology Center
PHILADELPHIA (April 10, 2019) – NBC10 and Telemundo62 announced today plans to host “The 2019 Democratic Debate for Philadelphia Mayor” in partnership with The Philadelphia Inquirer and AARP Pennsylvania on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7 PM. Confirmed to participate are mayoral candidates former City Controller Alan Butkovitz, incumbent Mayor Jim Kenney, and state Senator Anthony H. Williams. The debate will take place at the Comcast Technology Center in front of a live audience of invited guests.
“NBC10 and Telemundo62 is proud to bring viewers the first and only televised debate featuring Philadelphia’s Democratic mayoral candidates in partnership with the Philadelphia Inquirer and AARP,” said Ric Harris, President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62. “We are committed to serving the community by providing a forum in which the candidates will discuss the issues most important to citizens residing in Philadelphia.”
Moderated by NBC10 anchor Jim Rosenfield, and panelists Telemundo62 anchor Iris Delgado and Philadelphia Inquirer Managing Editor for Opinion Sandra Shea, the debate will be broadcast live on NBC10 and in Spanish on TeleXitos, the station’s multicast network. The program will also be livestreamed on NBC10.com, Telemundo62.com and the stations’ mobile apps.
“50+ Americans are the nation’s most powerful voting bloc and AARP members across the city of Philadelphia will be making their voices heard during this election season. We encourage Philadelphians to learn where the candidates stand on issues that matter most to them,” said Bill Johnston-Walsh, AARP Pennsylvania State Director.
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AARP has 1.8 million members in Pennsylvania. Follow AARP Pennsylvania on Facebook at AARPPA and on Twitter @AARPPA. AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit http://www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.
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Diana Torralvo, NBC10/Telemundo62
Jacklyn Isasi, AARP
Elizabeth Parks, The Philadelphia Inquirer